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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susanna Clarke Narrator: Simon Prebble, Davina Porter Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781427200792
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Faerie is never as far away as you think. Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes bedevilled by such problems in these fairy tales include a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Strange himself and the Raven King”.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R. August | 5/8/2011

    " Nice stories and as I read them while proctoring my midterms having several small independent
    stories in nice little hour segments was very convenient. I didn't think the story about
    Wellington and his horse was weak, only short - then again I like the Duke so I may be
    biased. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neal | 5/2/2011

    " Fun and whimsical. I would give it 3 and a half stars if that were an option. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 4/14/2011

    " A book of strange fairytales. Some I liked, some I didn't so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 4/6/2011

    " A short, enjoyable collection of fairy tales (in some cases literally about fairies), writing in an early 19th century style. The tales themselves are very fresh and lively. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/6/2011

    " Delightful collection of magical short stories. Can't recommend highly enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika1411 | 3/11/2011

    " Liked Jonathan Strange and My Norrell better.

    But I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 3/5/2011

    " This book was a great collection of short stories that can be enjoyed by fans of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and I suspect people who are new to her works.

    Each story has one thing in common, and that's magic. Literally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/27/2011

    " Charming! I liked the characters much better than in the first book and enjoyed the format - a series of well crafted tales. It is the reward for laboring through the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vida | 2/12/2011

    " Reads like the page-long footnotes in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell so if you liked those (as I did), then you should like this too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 2/7/2011

    " If you loved Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell these short stories are set in the same universe and you will love them as well. If you did not love her novel or have not yet read it, stay away. "

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About the Author
Author Susanna ClarkeSusanna Clarke was born in Nottingham, England, in 1959, the eldest daughter of a Methodist minister. She was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has worked in various areas of nonfiction publishing. She has published a number of short stories and novellas in American anthologies, as well as her own most recent collection of short stories entitled "The Ladies of Grace Adieu, and Other Stories."
About the Narrators

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.